This Area in Kazakhstan Has Lots of High Quality Trophy Ibex

by Justin Jones

Geographic Focus of Article: Kazakhstan

Issue: March 2014 | Article ID: 3292

Subscriber Randall Harley hunted mid-Asian ibex in the Zhambyl region of Kazakhstan with Russian agency Stalker Group in November. Report 9449, Harley tells us, “I had five game scouts plus a full-time interpreter on this hunt. They all worked very hard and were uncanny in their ability to spot game. Their expertise was put to the test while tracking my ibex after the shot and they did an amazing job. I was very pleased to get this animal. “The outfitter used horses to access a high-country fly camp as well as daily hunting. The base camp was extremely comfortable and so was the fly camp. I felt like I was getting VIP treatment from the staff and the hunt was very well-organized.” Harley took a mid-Asian ibex with 131 cm horns and 31 cm bases. He tells us that he only had one minor problem on the hunt: “Almost all of the horses were great. Mine, however, required constant prodding, especially in difficult terrain.” All in all, however, Harley highly recommends the hunt. “This is a good area with high trophy potential. We saw a number of groups of trophy male ibex.”

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